International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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Conducting Public Lectures on Chemistry

Activity by N.M. Sanjaya Hettigedara   |   added on Apr 11, 2011   |   Sri Lanka Official_iyc_logo

Sponsor(s): Institute of Chemistry Ceylon, College of Chemical Sciences, Nelus Advertising Agency

A programme of conducting public lectures with a view to increase awareness of importance of chemistry in day to day life was undertaken by the National Secretariat IYC 2011


Public Lectures on chemistry   Jan 27, 2011 - Jan 30, 2011
BMICH, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Public lectures were conducted by  eminent Chemists  at the  CHEMEX 2011venue with a view to increasing awareness of the importance of chemistry  in industrial development as well as in day to day life thus contributing to the fulfillment of IYC 2011 objectives. A large number of people attended the lecturers.

The topics covered and the lecturers were:

1. 'Toxic Substances and Prevention of Toxicity' by Dr. R.Perera, Sr. Lecturer, University of Colombo

2. 'Sri Lanka Raw Materials for Industry' by Dr. Mohandas, Greentech Consultant

3. 'Tea and Health' by Dr. Nimal Punyasiri, Senior Research Officer, Tea Research Institute

4. 'Opportunities for Chemistry Graduates'  by Dr. S. Weliwegamage, Sr. Lecturer, Institute of Chemistry Ceylon

5. 'Healthy food habits for prevention of diseases' by Mr. N.M.S.Hettigedera, Consultant Dietitian and Nutritionist

5. 'Water and Life' by Dr. S. Weliwegamage, Sr. Lecturer, Institute of Chemistry Ceylon


(Text by: A.M. Jayasekara, Programme Officer, IYC 2011 National Secretariat (Sri Lanka)

Topic: celebrating chemistry, chemistry education Audience: students, general public, teachers, educational institutions, women chemists, post graduate students, industrial chemists
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